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History of Westminster Campus

The Early Years From the years 1968 to 1977, the Community College of Denver-North (CCDN) held classes in a variety of locations and temporary structures (for more information on how CCDN became FRCC, check out FRCC Celebrates 50 Years). After some initial planning for a new location to accommodate the immense growth of the college […]

Credit vs. Non-Credit: What’s the Difference?

At Front Range Community College and many other colleges, some courses are for credit and some are non-credit. What’s the difference? Credit Classes When you see “credit,” think academics. At FRCC and elsewhere, most credit courses are applicable to a degree or certificate. Most, but not all. Classes below the 100 level may say they […]

7 Tips to Make the Most of College

It’s time to put on that backpack and head to your first college class. Maybe you’ve been preparing for this day for a long time, or maybe you’re nervous about what’s to come. Either way, take a peek at this checklist to make sure you’re ready to go—and ready to make the experience the best […]

Happy National Watermelon Day!

Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day, so if you are looking for a good excuse for a summer celebration, this is it! Watermelon is a delicious and versatile fruit…or is it a vegetable? Read on to find out and learn some fun facts about America’s favorite red-and-green snack: Watermelon has a long, interesting history. The […]

Five Rules of the College and Career Game

It’s no secret that the economy has changed. The mantra “go to college to get a good job” has been hammered in all of us. There’s truth in that advice. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University has become one of my go-to places for details. The center reports in a recent […]

FRCC’s History: Personal as the People Who Lived It

Teri Sanchez approached a barracks-like building and wondered where the college was. Mark Boyko recalls a student protest when parking went from a quarter to 30 cents. Tom Gonzalez remembers what John Swenson said upon seeing what would become a site for Front Range Community College – there were cattle grazing. Phyllis Abt says she […]

Innovative Teaching Recognized with eLearning Honor

The escape room comes to the classroom. That is a teaching concept developed by colleagues and adapted by Marcus Fowler that earned him the eLearning Educator of the Year Award from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado. Emphasis on Information and Technology Literacy Marcus teaches humanities at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College. […]

Your Primer to the Colorado Primaries

This year’s party primaries in Colorado, scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, will be historic. Why? To understand, here’s a quick primary primer. The purpose of a party primary is to pick, from a passel of potential politicos (er, candidates—sorry, I got carried away with the alliteration), the one candidate to run as the party’s candidate […]

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